Air travel today has become a hassle for most people. Our 3-1-1 bags must hold so much just in case our luggage does not arrive with us. There are many restrictions on carry-on luggage with respect to sharp items. People with diabetes have even more issues when flying by air. Luckily, the Transportation Safety Administration has made allowances for people with disabilities and medical supplies.
First, people with diabetes are people with a disability, albeit, a hidden disability. A person with a disability or people traveling with a person with a disability may inform the inspectors if special handling or consideration is needed. Before you leave home put your medical supplies in a separate see-through plastic bag. You should also, pack an easy to reach supply of food, such as an energy bar. It is also a good idea for the person with diabetes to wear a medical identification bracelet. The Transportation Safety Administration suggests that people with diabetes inform the inspectors if they are carrying diabetic supplies with them.